Domonic Brown had two bombs and four RBI for the Bisons. Wade LeBlanc pitched well for the win. The two Davis's hit well for the D Jays who also had a nice win. New Hampshire and Lansing were well beaten. Dalton Pompey left the Bisons game with a reported leg injury. Richard Urena did not play for Dunedin.
Buffalo 8 Scranton 1
The Bisons had their hitting shoes on on Wednesday, racking up 16 hits. Domonic Brown led the way with three hits, two home runs, a double and four RBI. Brown has a three run shot and a solo shot. Alexi Casilla had four hits, with two RBI. Matt Dominguez had three hits. Jesus Montero and Junior Lake each had two hits. Dalton Pompey came up lame after running in the outfield and was removed after two at-bats.
The beneficiary of all the offense was Wade LeBlanc who went seven strong. LeBlanc only allowed four hits while striking out eight. The only Scranton run came off LeBlanc. Dustin Antolin and Ben Rowen finished up with an inning each. Nick Swisher had two of Scranton's five hits.
Hartford 9 New Hampshire 2
This was a morning, school kids, game. It seems as though the early start suited the Hartford hitters more than John Anderson. After two hitters there were runners on first and third but Anderson got a couple of K's and squirmed out of trouble. An error and a double gave Hartford the lead in the second. Matt Dean made the error and to atone he launched a two run home run in the bottom of the inning. But it was all downhill from there. Three singles and a walk let Hartford score two in the third. Two home runs gave the Yard Goats a 7-2 lead in the fourth. Anderson was done after four. Brady Dragmire gave up the other two runs.
The Fisher Cats had only four hits. Matt Dean had two, including the home run, he was the only standout. Even Jorge Flores couldn't get a hit. Six of the seven runs off Anderson were earned, his ERA is now 4.61. wil Browning was the best pitcher for New Hampshire, 2.1 innings, one hit allowed.
Dunedin 8 Tampa 4
Dunedin scored in each of the first three innings on their way to a 6-2 lead. In the first the Jays loaded the bases on a single from Christian Lopes and two walks. An error and a ground ball scored two. Two more walks and an error led to a run in the second inning. In the third DJ Davis led off with a bunt single. He stole second and scored when Mike Reeves doubled. Derrick Loveless singled and both Reeves and Loveless scored when Jonathan Davis doubled. Davis, Jonathan, had an RBI triple in the fifth. Loveless singled in the seventh and scored on an error. The two Davis's and Loveless had two hits each. Richard Urena did not play after twisting his ankle on Tuesday.
Juliandry Higuera only went 3.1 innings and he walked four himself and gave up two first inning runs. Carlos Ramirez followed and went 2.2 innings. He was taken deep for a solo home run, his only blemish. Adonys Cardona, Tim Mayza and Matt Dermody each pitched an inning.
Fort Wayne 6 Lansing 1
Francisco Rios had another fine start, five innings, four hist two walks and six K's. The only run he allowed was unearned. Rios now sports a 2.13 ERA. Conor Fisk gave up two runs in three innings and Evan Smith three runs in one.
Ryan Hissey had two hits out of just six for the Lugnuts. The offense is being carried by three hitters, Hissey, Juan Kelly and Andrew Guillotte. Each of them is hitting well over .300, the rest of the hitters are in the low 200's or the 100's. The starter for Fort Wayne was Jacob Nix. Nix was collateral damage in the Brady Aiken affair back in 2014. He has a 5.87 ERA this year.
Third Star - Wade LeBlanc
Second Star - Jonathan Davis
First Star - Domonic Brown